FEBRUARY SKYNOTES, 2019

FEBRUARY STAR CHART, 2019
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FEBRUARY SKYNOTES 2019

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2019 (Summary)

The phenomena of the month : February 2019
Times are given in UT for SCARBOROUGH (0° 25' 0" W, 54° 16' 3" N, zone 0).

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2019 02 01 06:22 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2019 02 02 15:32 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2019 02 04 03:11 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2019 02 04 08:01 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2019 02 04 21:03 NEW MOON
2019 02 05 00:31 Comet 123P West-Hartley at its perihelion (dist. to the Sun = 2.127 AU; magn. = 12.7)
2019 02 05 09:26 Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 406555 km)
2019 02 06 04:16 Opposition of the asteroid 532 Herculina with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.395 AU; magn. = 8.9)
2019 02 07 00:00 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2019 02 08 00:19 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2019 02 08 15:16 Maximum of the variable star zeta Geminorum
2019 02 09 20:50 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2019 02 11 11:59 Close encounter between Venus and M 22 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 2.7°)
2019 02 11 12:15 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2019 02 12 17:39 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2019 02 12 22:26 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2019 02 13 02:32 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2019 02 13 05:46 Close encounter between Mars and Uranus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.0°)
2019 02 13 09:07 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2019 02 15 14:28 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2019 02 18 03:49 Close encounter between the Moon and M 44 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.4°)
2019 02 18 05:49 Beginning of occultation of 47-delta Cnc, Asellus Australis, (magn. = 3.94)
2019 02 18 06:33 End of occultation of 47-delta Cnc, Asellus Australis, (magn. = 3.94)
2019 02 18 11:18 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2019 02 18 11:59 Close encounter between Venus and Saturn (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.1°)
2019 02 18 16:29 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2019 02 18 17:55 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2019 02 18 18:52 Maximum of the variable star zeta Geminorum
2019 02 19 05:46 Close encounter between Mercury and Neptune (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 0.7°)
2019 02 19 09:06 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 356761 km)
2019 02 19 15:53 FULL MOON
2019 02 20 06:30 Beginning of occultation of 53 Leo (magn. = 5.32)
2019 02 21 08:07 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2019 02 23 05:30 Close encounter between Venus and Pluto (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.4°)
2019 02 24 02:42 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2019 02 24 04:56 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2019 02 25 08:00 Mercury at its perihelion (distance to the Sun = 0.30749 AU)
2019 02 25 20:43 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2019 02 26 01:07 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2019 02 26 11:28 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2019 02 27 00:00 GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (18.1°)
2019 02 27 01:46 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2019 02 27 15:53 Opposition of the asteroid 349 Dembowska with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 3.118 AU; magn. = 10.3)
2019 02 28 22:29 Maximum of the variable star zeta Geminorum

 

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FEBRUARY 2019 LUNAR OCCULTATIONS VISIBLE FROM SCARBOROUGH, UK. Time = UT (GMT)
Times are UT, so add 01h for Summer Time - Daylight Saving.
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